Dota 2 Champions League 2021 Season 4 just started and we are jumping it to follow the most interesting matches of the week. Here are my predictions and tips for today's matches.
Galactic Aliens +1.5 @ 1.68
Nemiga started this tournament with a 1-2 loss vs last season winners, V Gaming. On the other side Galactic Aliens are a new team on the block, and they are already showing some plays. 1-2 vs Winstrike and 2-0 vs qwerty are respectable results for a brand new squad. Even if I don’t know too much about this squad and players, from their previous games I can tell that they can surely surprise Nemiga here with a map, as Nemiga are not in the greatest shape right now, and it’s a team that is easily beatable. Handicap +1.5 is a good option here, with a decent odds if you wanna try.
Winstrike -1.5 @ 1.56
Qwerty is most probably the weakest team in this tournament. In the last season of this tournament, not a while ago, they ended in the last place in the group stage with 8 straight losses and only 1 map won, out of 19. I don’t think this season will be much better for them, as Winstrike is pretty solid tier 2 CIS squad. Winstrike is 2-0 from 2 matches played, 2-1 vs Galactic and 2-0 vs Brame. Pretty solid results and I don’t see them lose a map here.
V Gaming -1.5 @ 1.71
V Gaming are the biggest contenders for the championship here. As they are on the road to defend their 2021 Season 3 championship title, they already started on a good note. 2-1 win vs Nemiga in their first series didn’t go as planned, as they lost a map to Nemiga. However, now they need to face a much weaker opponent, Khan. Khan has one straight 0-2 loss vs Creapwave, but that was expected. In their 2nd match, their job is not getting anything easier. I do believe in those kinds of matches V Gaming needs to show power, and gather the points, not dropping a map. Everything other than V Gaming taking this 2-0, would be a big surprise.